Cruising the Whitsundays offers an amazing range and variety of activities and experiences … all with the simply stunning backdrop of the Great Barrier Reef and 74 islands, many of these islands are uninhabited and pristine. You can discover world class resorts, nestled in their own tropical paradise, while you are holidaying on your own private boat around the beautiful Whitsunday Islands.
Many of our charterers enjoy a mid charter stopover at Hamilton Island, overnight marina bookings are available and there are many activities to choose from suitable for all ages, and certainly an abundance of restaurants, bars and resorts. If you are flying in or out of Hamilton Island Airport, you can also begin and/or finish your charter here, the cost is $450 each way. Affectionately known as ‘Hammo’ the island is also home to the striking Hamilton Island Yacht Club, designed to reflect the silhouettes of full sails and celebrate the Whitsundays marine lifestyle. Only a third of the island is developed, and there are more than a dozen walking trails to explore the hidden coves, amazing island views or a picnic at one of the various spots scattered through the bushland. You will also find an array of Australian wildlife – including wallabies, goannas, sea eagles, kites, ospreys, sulphur-crested cockatoos and kookaburras. If you’re hoping to get close to some iconic Australian wildlife, WILD LIFE Hamilton Island is one of only a few places in the world where you can experience cuddling a koala.
Palm Bay Resort- Long Island
Palm Bay welcomes visiting yachts, this peaceful and picturesque bay is a tranquil haven. If you would like to spend the evening please call their reception on 0477 770 133 to check availability and to book. Pricing starts at $50 for an overnight stay on a mooring, regardless the amount of people on the boat, and you’ll be able to get drinks at the bar and food from the shop. Or $100 for an overnight stay on a mooring and two people to use the resort facilities, plus $15 for each extra person. The resort facilities include pool, bar, guest kitchen, tennis courts, kayaks and snorkelling equipment, and National Park Walking Tracks.
Day Dream Island
The resort on Daydream Island is currently closed for refurbishment with the reopening planned for 10 April 2019. Following a $100 million redevelopment the new 4.5 star resort is expected to become a tropical haven for romantics, families and groups. The Living Reef, previously well known as a unique resort feature, will also be making its return to the island giving visitors the opportunity to further develop their education and focus on eco-friendly practices. Guests will be able to join the island’s team of marine biologists and feed baby stingrays who live amongst over 100 species of marine fish, coral and invertebrates such as starfish, sea cucumbers and crabs.
Hayman Island Resort
Hayman Island by InterContinental is temporarily closed, although the island is looking forward to welcoming visitors to the rejuvenated luxury resort from July 2019. The resort featured guest rooms, suites, villas and penthouses across three main accommodation wings, promising guests the ultimate in barefoot luxury. A spa, watersports centre, restaurants and bars offering local and international cuisines will complete the island experience. Perfect for families, couples and honeymooners, the resort also expects to provide an idyllic setting for a wide range of celebrations and events.